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How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
United Kingdom
Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
United Kingdom

Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
United Kingdom

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
United Kingdom
Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
United Kingdom

Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
United Kingdom

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Computing - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE21

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
01/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

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Sport - Level 3

Course Code: TS1FE20

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
01/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Gain the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to build a career within the fitness, leisure and sports industry. Learn all about coaching, sports development and fitness through the analysis of health, fitness and human movement, designing exercise programmes, treating and preventing sports injuries, and organising sports events.

After your first year, you will progress into year 2 to complete the full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport, equivalent to 2 A-levels. To gain entry to the second year you will need to meet your target grade (set from your GSCE results) and have a minimum of 90% attendance.

In the second year we concentrate on getting you ready for other types of customer-focused employment. We include a qualification in either Coaching (Higher Sports Leaders Award) or Gym Instruction (YMCA L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing). Volunteering - a key way into sport-related employment and a way to enhance your job prospects generally – is encouraged.

There is also the opportunity to pursue opportunities in football through our fantastic new Boys Shadow Youth Team and Girls Elite Football and Education Programme.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English and Maths. Alternatively, you will have a suitable level 2 qualification at Merit level along with a grade 4/C or higher in GCSE English and Maths.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Diploma in Sport (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.

The course combines group work, practical sessions and dedicated self-study periods. This needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.

E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of online apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.

The main programme totals 540 learning hours a year, which equates to around 16 timetabled hours a week. On top of this you will spend up to 2.5 hours a week developing your maths and English depending on the level you're at. A further 1.5 hours a week is needed for progress meetings to ensure you're on track to achieve your learning goals.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

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Public Services - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: TS1FE16

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
01/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Public Services at Blackpool and the Fylde College is an exciting, active and rewarding course delivered by tutors who are experts in their field, these experts can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and employed or for you to progress onto higher level courses.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities will be both practical and theory based and include where possible vocational experts currently serving in the Uniformed Public Services.

The course is over one academic year and you will study eight topics listed below worth 1.5 A'Levels.

You will study the following units:

  1. Government, Policies and the Public Services (10 credits)
  2. Leadership and Team work in the Public Services (15 credits)
  3. Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services (15 credits)
  4. Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services (10 credits)
  5. Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle in the Public Services (10 credits)
  6. Fitness testing in the Uniformed Public Services (10 credits)
  7. Crime and its effects on society (10 credits)
  8. Responding to Emergency Incidents (10 credits)

You will also have a dedicated PE practical session each week which you must participate in.

As part of your Programme of Study, you will also cover the following area. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:

  1. Developmental maths and English programme
  2. Tutorial – you will have a one to one every 4 – 5 weeks with your tutor to assess your progress and set targets
  3. Work Experience and Volunteering programme- employer visits, hands on experiences, guest speakers from industry experts.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English and Maths OR a First Diploma at merit plus English and Maths at grade 4/C.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our teaching methods are interactive, learner centred and up to date. Every lesson will have planned objectives, a starter activity, learning chunks and a plenary. The main learning activities will be structured to meet different needs, so learners can work at different speeds. Where possible, Lecturers will try to make learning as practical and as hands on as possible, to enhance the learning experience. Individualised teaching and learning suiting all preferred learning styles is key to the delivery of all courses within the School. Lectures, Industry visits, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Group work, Internet and learning resource centre based research, practical sessions are just a few of our methods.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VA1FE73

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply
01/09/2020University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Blackpool and the Fylde College BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an Applied General qualification and is equivalent in size to three A Levels. Learners who want to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications. The qualification has been developed for post-16 learners who wish to focus their learning on art and design with a view to progressing to a related higher education course and potentially a career in the sector. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design is studied over two years.

The aim of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the materials, techniques and processes used in the art and design process. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice.

You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome those learners keen on upgrading skills and returning to study.

Entry Requirements

If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.

Successful applicants to this course will usually have:

5 GCSE’s at C and above of which one must be either English or Maths.

In is an advantage if you have taken art or product design at GCSE level, but if you can evidence a skill and a passion in Art and Design then we can help you with your future.

We encourage conscientious and tenacious students, hardworking and dedicated. Punctuality and full attendance is also required; expectations are that we are training you for the workplace.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods.  In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas.

The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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Music Performance and Production - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VM1FE229

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply
01/09/2020University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

  • This course is designed for aspiring musicians who want to develop a career in the vibrant and diverse music industry.
  • You will develop a wide range of skills in music performance and production alongside exploring the music business, music theory, songwriting & recording.
  • The course supports the development of your individual creative portfolio and provides the opportunity to develop your music for commercial release.
  • We provide a supportive and highly creative environment for you to work in and develop your future career.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

It is normal to expect up to 12 hours a week in a studio or class room setting. You will have access to specialist equipment for independent study time and this could be up to an additional 6 hours a week.

There is no formal assessment through work experience but you will conclude a minimum of 20 hours work experience.

A full time course working in a variety of industry standard resources combing taught sessions, workshops, independent study, online learning and work experience. In addition to some work in the traditional learning environment you will experience a range of workshops which include:

  • The Recording Studio – Pro Tools 12 HD and 24 Channel Analogue Mixing Desk.
  • The Mixing Suite – acoustic treated for professional level mixing in both Pro Tools and Logic Pro X software.
  • Music Performance Room – versatile space for acoustic and band performances which also functions as a live sound venue including a PreSonus live Digital mixing desk.
  • Music Production Suite – fully equipped with 18 iMacs running Logic Pro X software. Space accommodates: Music Sequencing, Sound for Moving Image, Music Theory and Music Production work.
  • Rehearsal Rooms – four rooms fully equipped with mixing desks, guitar and bass amp emulation, electronic drum kits and microphones for extended rehearsals and performance preparations. Each room also has an iMac with a sound card for additional songwriting and recording activities.
  • University Centre Theatre – provides an excellent performance space for live gigs.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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Business Management - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: TM1FE004

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
01/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Level 3 Edexcel Extended Diploma is a practical business-related course equivalent to 3 GCE A Levels and provides both a broad foundation of business education and a firm basis for specialism in finance and accounting. This two-year programme is full-time, Monday to Friday (16 to 18 hours per week).

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English Language and Maths) OR a First Diploma (merit grade) OR relevant work experience

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Extended Diploma in Business (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

The knowledge and understanding for the units are taught in comfortable rooms using interactive technology to deliver the information. You will be guided carefully through each topic in a well-structured programme and assignments will be broken down into bite-size chunks to help you to achieve them. Tutors will also be available to give you assistance with your assignments through assignment workshops which form part of your timetable. In addition to the learning that takes place in the College, you will also be expected to take part in the programme of educational visits and speakers which will help you to apply your knowledge to 'real' organisations.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Download Full Course Details